TITLE: Suit Up! AUTHOR: Eugene Wallingford DATE: February 16, 2007 8:45 PM DESC: ----- BODY: This just in from my favorite new TV character in recent years, Barney Stinson of How I Met Your Mother:
Here's how you run a marathon:

Step 1: Start running.


Oh, yeah -- there's no Step 2!

After five weeks of almost no running, I started running this week. Unlike Barney, though, I stopped after just three miles Monday morning. But then I did it again and again on Tuesday and Wednesday. Then, after a day on the road playing University Lobbyist, I started again on Friday, this time for 3.5 miles. It feels good to be well enough to run any day I can. Indeed, it feels good just to run. My legs feel fine even after the layoff, probably because I've remained patient on distance and speed. Unlike my friend Barney, who ran and finished the New York Marathon without training, only to find several hours later that he no longer had control of his legs. This is one of the few experiences that I share with Barney. Even on television, the truth can catch up with you. Suit up! Start running. -----